Who am I? What is the purpose of life? Where can I find true, lasting happiness? By simply contemplating and applying the transcendental truths and yoga meditations in “The Five Secrets,” you will gain insight into the answers to life's most important questions. Gradually, you’ll come to appreciate who you really are and begin to see and love others for who they really are. You’ll increasingly experience inner peace, joy, and security, as well as freedom from anxiety, loneliness, and the fear of death. As your life becomes infused with deep meaning and purpose, you will directly experience the spiritual happiness you long for.
These timeless yoga teachings have been passed down for countless centuries through an unbroken line of self-realized yoga spiritual masters, and now Siddha is sharing them with you in a way that is clear and easy to understand.
The author uses the word secrets to describe transcendental knowledge because such knowledge is rarely found in the vast and overwhelming knowledge of worldly ideas. These secrets are the essence of authoritative Vedic and yoga texts such as the Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Srimad-Bhagavatam, Sri Ishopanishad, and others. This transcendental knowledge has been handed down throughout history from self-realized yoga spiritual masters to their disciples, who in turn pass it down to their disciples, in an unbroken chain known as parampara, or disciplic succession. One of the most unique aspects of this book is the fifteen guided meditations, each with a written intro and a guided audio recording that the reader can access through the QR codes in the book.
Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda (Siddha) has been practicing and teaching the science of yoga for more than forty-five years. In 1977, he founded the Science of Identity Foundation and later a number of worldwide Chaitanya Missions.
Siddha’s spiritual quest began when he was a teenager. By the age of 20, Siddha, known as Sai at the time, mastered ashtanga and kundalini yogas and attained the goal of these processes, Brahman realization. Siddha then met Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, a world-renowned teacher from India coming from an unbroken lineage of self-realized yoga spiritual masters. Although Siddha had many followers at the time, he accepted initiation from Swami Prabhupada, who gave him the name Siddhaswarupananda, “the blissfulness derived from the perfection of realizing one’s eternal spiritual form.”
Moved by compassion for the suffering in the world, Siddha traveled, penniless, to the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where he opened a self-sustaining yoga ashram in the countryside. He became an instructing guru of many people in Hawaii and around the world. After his spiritual teacher’s departure from this world, and at the request of those whose lives he had touched, Siddha began to directly initiate disciples himself.